on the record
Dishan Elise, Founder of Human@ease
Dishan Elise, the founder of the fitness group Human@ease (pronounced “humanities”), had a vision.
“I didn't want people to feel intimidated by fitness,” she said, speaking of commercial gyms. “I ...
Sean Casey, Animal Rescuer
Some people know their niche early in life. That was especially true for Sean Casey, the founder of the Sean Casey Animal Rescue Center, located at 153 East 3rd Street in Brooklyn.
“I've done it my...
Susan Lindell, Bike Mechanic
(Photo: JJ Sullin)
The motto may be “out with the old and in with the new,” but Susan Lindell sees things a little differently when it comes to aging equipment—particularly bicycles.
Sonia Mylonas, Cat's Eye Imaging
Sonia Mylonas is always looking for ways to improve the future, especially if it involves technology.
“That's where it's at,” said Mylonas, a leader of Cats Eyes Imaging, a printing and embroidery ...
Jill Parshley, Actress
Among friends, Jill Parshley admits she's referred to as the “Jill of all trades.”
“I've just kind of lived a life doing a mosaic of trades involving service and creativity” said Parshley.
Jay Ruiz, Brooklyn BIKE Patrol
Jay Ruiz isn't your typical neighborhood watchman.
A dispatcher at a career services center by day, he volunteers to walk women home at night.
The president and founder of the Brooklyn BIKE Patro...
Kate Zidar, Newtown Creek Alliance
Kate Zidar connects with an eclectic mix of peers in Greenpoint and parts of Western Queens through a shared passion for Newtown Creek.
Zidar moved to Greenpoint 12 years ago to attend Pratt Instit...
Cheryl Bogdan, Student of the Year
Ridgewood resident Cheryl Bogdan was recently honored by the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work, which she graduated from on June 4 with a 4.0 grade point average and “Student of the Year...
Mitchell Grubler, 4BNA
Mitchell Grubler works with advocates and civic groups to preserve historic sites in the four boroughs outside of Manhattan.
Grubler was born in Flushing Hospital in Queens and grew up in Mill Basi...
Bonita Kline, Sunnyside Artworks
To satisfy her love for design and the garment industry, Bonita Kline began giving sewing lessons to kids in her Sunnyside community two years ago.
After growing up near Cleveland, Ohio, Kline move...
Letizia Barbetta, Children's Book Author
When Letizia Barbetta's daughter asked her if there was ever a princess who suffers from food allergies, an idea for a children's book sparked in her head.
Barbetta was born in Milan but grew up be...